PainChek, developer of the world’s first smartphone-based pain assessment and monitoring application announced an international partnership program with New Zealand (NZ) medication management system, Medi-map.

The Medi-map platform is a medication management software for aged care providers in New Zealand. The platform manages all aspects of medication in a facility-based environment sharing the medication charts between prescriber, pharmacy and care organization staff allowing for a transparent, seamless cascade of care for each resident.

Medi-map and PainChek will collaborate through Medi-map’s promotion of PainChek to their NZ aged care clients and the integration of PainChek results into the Medi-map platform to further enhance the seamless delivery of care. PainChek says it remains responsible for direct sales, implementation, training and technical support to the NZ client base. It currently has Enliven as a customer in NZ with 300 beds under contract.

THE LARGER TREND

Last month, PainChek partnered with Ramsay Hospital Research Foundation and Edith Cowan University for a two-year research project in Australia that will investigate ways of minimizing or stopping the progression of frailty in hospital patients. The researchers will determine the effectiveness of the nurse-led volunteer intervention program, the use of PainChek plus the use of the two methods combined.

Positive findings could be used to guide the implementation of nurse-led volunteer programs and pain assessment interventions across other Ramsay hospitals.

ON THE RECORD

“Combining best in breed pain assessment with real time medication management is extremely exciting and powerful from a resident outcome’s perspective. Integrating PainChek results into Medi-map will lead to improved resident outcomes and better care. This is something both companies are passionate about,” said Greg Garratt, CEO of Medi-map.

Philip Daffas, CEO of PainChek said: “We have built a strong working relationship with Medi-map for some time and share the same goals in terms of delivering better care within aged care. Integrating PainChek pain assessments with the Medi-map medication system provides carers with the ability to diagnose and treat residents in pain in real time. This is a great step forward. The collaboration is another example of our digital capability, delivering PainChek to international clients in a cost-effective, integrated way and through a flexible business model built for modern day healthcare.”

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